Latest Planetary geology Stories
The Earth's mantle and its core mix at a distance of 2900 km under our feet in a mysterious zone.
A new geologic map of the moon's SchrÃ¶dinger basin paints an instant, camouflage-colored portrait of what a mash-up the moon's surface is after eons of violent events.
Earthâ€™s next-door neighbor, the Moon, has been found by astronomers to be shrinking.
Scientists believe that they have found rocks containing the fossilized remains of early life on Mars.
The Moonâ€™s geological past could be better understood by a mineral that Japanese astronomers report they have found.
Scientists have found further evidence that massive seas once existed on Mars.
New research shows that the Earth and Moon must have formed much later â€“ perhaps up to 150 million years after the formation of the solar system.
PASADENA, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Shallow Radar, or SHARAD, instrument aboard MRO revealed subsurface geology allowing scientists to reconstruct the formation of a large chasm and a series of spiral troughs on the...
Clues point to 'density trap' in early mantle.
Spectacular satellite images suggest that Mars was warm enough to sustain lakes three billion years ago, a period that was previously thought to be too cold and arid to sustain water on the surface.
Harrison Schmitt was a NASA astronaut, and is also an American geologist. He was born Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt on July 3, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico. After high school, he went to the California Institute of Technology and received a B.S. degree in science in 1957. He then went to Norway to study geology at the University of Oslo. In 1964, Schmitt earned a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University. After receiving his doctorate, he worked at the U.S. Geological Survey's...
The Planet Venus is the second planet from the sun. It is often called the evening star or morning star and is brighter than any object in the sky except the sun and the moon. Because its orbit lies between the sun and the orbit of the earth, Venus passes through phases like those of the moon, varying from a large bright crescent when the planet is near inferior conjunction (nearest the earth) to a smaller silvery disk when it is at superior conjunction (farthest from the earth). Since...